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Cat’s Eye

Margaret Atwood
  • Study Guide

Cat's Eye is Margaret Atwood's 1988 novel about a controversial artist who reflects on her past trauma. Explore a character analysis of Elaine Risley, plot summary, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Cat’s Eye and in-depth analyses of Elaine Risley, Cordelia, Stephen Risley, and Mrs. Smeath.

Main Ideas

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